Smile at strangers
Say thank you
Give lots of compliments
Observe and listen
Wish others a lovely day
♥ Wishing you all a wonderful
and lovely Day ♥
It is time for rest,
it is time for fun,
it is time for enjoyment,
it is time to laugh,
it is time to dance,
it is time for just doing nothing – sometimes,
it is time to learn,
it is time to enjoy the world,
it is time to change.
The time has come.
I am retired.
What a feeling!
I am grateful to know that I have made a difference to
the company and people I worked with.
I leave with a sense of achievement and happiness.
Getting dressed, getting ready for the new day is routine for some
it can be exciting or meditative for others.
Once you choose your clothes
Try optimism on. It’s one size fits all.
And it’s free. Go on, it’ll look great on you!
A smile is the best makeup that a girl can wear
Sprinkle a little more love onto everything you do.
Let the light within your heart shine throughout the world.
Now you can journey through your day
with efficiency, hope and a sense of humour.
And don’t forget:
You are amazing!
Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone
Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety
Your breath can radiate Love or muddy the room in depression
Your glance can awaken joy
Your words can inspire freedom
Your every act can open hearts and minds
~ ♥ David Deida ♥ ~
In these challenging times
it is so important to still be happy.
As Voltaire describes and Francois illustrates it:
Happiness is good for your health
now even more!
Stay happy and healthy!
Picture by Francois from sketches sin stillness.
2020 will go down in history.
with the virus
and for the UK additional with the Brexit news.
It has been a difficult year for everyone,
a year of new challenges,
a year of learning,
a year of many changes.
We will look at life differently,
with changed attitudes of what is important to us.
We need to keep on smiling next year,
we are stronger than ever.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
One day our hugs
will be longer and
more meaningful than ever.
Our positive attitude will help us to go on,
helping and supporting each other.
May you always have a reason to smile.
Stay healthy, stay strong and stay happy.
Thank you, my wonderful friends for all your visits and support
during this year on my blog.
Sending you all my love!
Have a wonderful, amazing
New Year 2021!
May it bring Peace, good Health,
Joy, Happiness, lots of Love and Kindness
My Christmas Memories
When I was a child in Germany
we celebrated Christmas in the evening 24th December.
Dad would get a real tree in the morning and we were allowed to help
decorating it with our handmade decorations
like paperchains, straw stars and lanterns etc.
We made candle holders out of walnut shells.
Then we were sent out the room for a while.
We had to listen for a little bell.
Once we heard the bell we went into the room with anticipation.
The tree was lit (with real candles) presents under or next to the tree.
We did not open presents then.
Mum sat at the piano and played Christmas carols, we sang to it.
Then us children played Christmas carols on the recorder with my mum.
It was a wonderful happy, warm and peaceful feeling.
Then a record was put on with the Christmas story and a choir singing carols,
only then we started to open presents.
Everyone was happy, Dad watching the tree carefully with the candles.
We loved to blow them all out.
After all this Mum served a lovely small dinner with filled Vol-au vents,
and home baked Christmas cookies.
We spent a happy family evening together.
Always a magical Christmas for us, a special time,
and I remember it fondly filled with so much love.